Including Diverse Groups in Community Land Buyouts

We have appointed consultant researchers to conduct research on Including Diverse Groups in Community Land Buyouts.

Why are we commissioning this research?

There are over 711 assets now owned by communities across Scotland. Community ownership can transform Scotland, but it needs to include everyone.

Scotland benefits from its social diversity. In our experience bringing together diverse perspectives – such the young, old, those with fewer resources and those with plenty, New Scots, etc – creates the most innovative solutions to delivering fairer land ownership and use.

There are opportunities for the community land sector from social diversity, but also challenges in current practice. In the interests of creating an ever stronger and inclusive model for community land ownership, we are commissioning research into the challenges and successful models for accessing land and buildings by groups focused on social diversity and inclusion. We would like to learn more about property needs of groups with inclusion aims and how community land ownership can best support them– the barriers, the successes, and what can be done to build a more inclusive community land sector.

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